Proverbs 16:8-18 NIV

8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain1 with injustice.2

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9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.3

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10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.4

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11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.5

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12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.6

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13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.7

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14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death,8 but a wise man will appease it.9

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15 When a king's face brightens, it means life;10 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.11

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16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding12 rather than silver!13

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17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.14

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18 Pride15 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit16 before a fall.17

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